This manifesto was developed in association with our advocates and published in January 2020 ahead of General Election 2020. It outlines what people who are blind or vision impaired need across the priority areas of health, transport, employment and local government. Together with NCBI advocates and service users this Manifesto was discussed with election candidates across the country.
The Advocacy Team regularly make submissions to various public consultations, lobbying for the needs of those who are blind or vision impaired.
Some of the recent consultations we’ve responded to include:
- NCBI Response to Draft State Report on UNCRPD
- National Transport Authority consultation process on the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area: 2016 – 2035
- Public Consultation on Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy.
- National Transport Authority public consultation on Core Bus Corridors (Bus Priority & Cycle Lanes / Tracks)
- Submission to the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response
- Pre-Budget 2021 to the Department of Social Protection Pre-budget forum.
- Cavan County Development Plan 2022-2028
- Public Consultation on proposed Special Speed Limit By-laws 2020 (COVID19) to Dublin City Council
- Public Consultation on Remote Working to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
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Oireachtas Briefing 2019 outlines our key asks for each relevant government department.
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Minimum Essential Standard of Living
Research carried out by NCBI and the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice in 2016 found the Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL) for a single adult with vision impairment costs more on a weekly basis. These findings still influence our policy recommendations to ensure income adequacy for people who are blind or vision impaired.